Portal Stories: Mel is a community made, free modification for Portal 2 based in the Portal universe.
It tells the story of Mel, who meets a new personality core and faces an undiscovered threat to the Aperture facility.

1952, in the early years of Aperture: Science Innovators, Cave Johnson’s scientists experimented with whatever they wanted. Not everything worked as it should have though, but that wasn't going to get in the way of the progress of Science! Mel unfortunately took part in a faulty test called the Aperture: Science Innovators Short-Term Relaxation Vault, falling asleep for years. When she finally wakes, there is a fake Cave Johnson telling her she needs to escape the facility and a new device called the Aperture Handheld Portal Device, her mind races with questions. “Who is this imposter Cave Johnson?” “What happened to the facility and its staff?”

Main Features

  • 22 levels, with an estimated gameplay time of ~6-10 hours
  • Custom Story with 350 separate in-game voicelines
  • Over an hour of custom music with the Free soundtrack included
  • Huge amount of custom assets
  • 27 steam achievements
  • Standalone mod (You do not need Portal 2 installed to play)
  • Free! (You must own Portal 2)
  • Logic based puzzles, not execution based puzzles

Get ready for an incredible adventure taking place in the gap between Portal 1 and Portal 2 with Portal Stories: Mel.

The Mod:

Portal Stories: Mel is a mod consisting of 22 maps with various themes, linked together by a strong custom story. The estimated gameplay time is 6-10 hours. Most levels consists of puzzles with varying difficulties. The difficulty will always be in the puzzles. The execution will never require any quick reactions.

Released 25th June 2015!

The mod is ready and released.
You can download it at Steam, click the link below to go to the steam Store page.
Portal Stories: Mel Steam store page

The Team:

Some of the many people who make this mod possible:

  • Annemieke (Lpfreaky90), Project Lead. Putting the right people on the right tasks. Designs and creates puzzles and levels.
  • Stephen (Lonewolf2056), Co-Project Lead, Lead Environment Design. To check out his skills look for the Dilapidation series on the steam workshop!
  • Chris (Tmast98), Level Designer, Check out his workshop!
  • Rachel (MissStabby), Excellent model designer
  • Ian, Our amazing story writer! The story of this mod is in his more than capable hands!
  • Tamás (Lamarr), Amazing Animator

With Voice Acting by

  • Harry Callaghan (Harry101uk)
  • Stig Finsen Sydtangen (DragonNOR)

Inactive team Members:

  • Alon, (MarioishBeast), Puzzle concepts, image editing, video editing.
  • Andy, Started the mod with James
  • James, Started the mod with Andy
  • Moth, Detailing


Our Moddb is mainly unmonitored - If you want to contact us about anything with the mod:

For media enquiries:
Please contact us with an e-mail address from your website at press [at] portalstories [dot] com

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Hey everyone!

It's been a very long time since we've posted anything on our modDB page. That doesn't mean our mod is dead, quite the opposite. After four long years of hard work we're very proud to announce:

Portal Stories: Mel has been released!

On june 25th we've released our mod on Steam. If you own a copy of Portal 2 you can download our mod for free. So what are you waiting for? Head over to our Steam page and download the mod!

We hope you enjoy the mod!

Annemieke (Lpfreaky90)
Lead Developer Portal Stories: Mel.
Below some quotes from Steam reviews:

Quote:Puzzles are way more challenging and you will get stuck from time to time screaming !%#$ this #45#$%#....! but then you'll find a way to solve it and be like 'am i that stupid... this was so simple...' Very professionally done.
Feels either considerably harder than either of the original games or I'm too rusty.
Regardless, if you liked either Portal, you can't possibly go wrong with this.It's been awhile since my brain last had a workout.Best Portal 2 Mod ever created.
- awesome SFM Animations
- beautiful Maps
- great voiceactors
- great story
- medium ~ difficult puzzles
I completed the mod in 5.2 hours.
Its free and the quality as good as valve.
Portal Stories: Mel up for Greenlight voting!

Portal Stories: Mel up for Greenlight voting!

1 year ago News 2 comments

We're very excited to announce we're up on Steam Greenlight for voting!

Portal Stories: Mel Releasing Q1 2015!

Portal Stories: Mel Releasing Q1 2015!

1 year ago News 6 comments

After about 3 years of development we're finally at the last stages of development of the mod. We're incredibly happy to announce that we are aiming for...

Assuring quality

Assuring quality

1 year ago News 0 comments

An update showing what we've done so far and who's helping us out nowadays :)

Portal Stories closed beta 1.0

Portal Stories closed beta 1.0

2 years ago News 14 comments

A short summary about the beta and what's still to do!

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superrayas Oct 29 2015 says:

forgive my ignorance, but is this mod for pc? cause im seen it in xbox 360 section. cheers! (im newbie i actually never played a mod :S)

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MetalDragonOnModDB Nov 24 2015 replied:

Yes the mod is on PC, you can get it on steam, but you need portal 2.

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Theevina Aug 20 2015 says:

As strange as this is, I seemed to have trouble locating the cubes on some puzzles because I expected the first would auto-drop like in a lot of Portal maps. The most frustrating thing was trying to figure out how to open a door with a second button when I only had one cube. The solution was to push the cube-drop button and bring it over. I felt so stupid. It was completely unnecessary to the puzzle anyway. Auto dropping boxes would make a good improvement.

But the mod is still without a doubt 10/10

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buildpc Jul 11 2015 says:

Just had to say WOW and thanks to the entire team. This is incredible. I've already written reviews on every place I can think of, so I just have to say this is awesome and thanks. I cannot recommend it enough.

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Dune_Jumper Jun 26 2015 says:

Wow that was an amazing mod.

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Matis365 Jun 26 2015 says:

I sent to your e - mail Polish version of the achievements of the game. When will the Polish version of the game and how to turn on English subtitles because the voice of the game is too fast to understand something .

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jurassic410 Jun 26 2015 says:

when you will put the download on modDB

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Matis365 Jun 27 2015 replied:

You can download this mod from steam. You only must have Portal 2.

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jurassic410 Jun 26 2015 says:

where is the download link?

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lpfreaky90 Jun 26 2015 replied:

You can download the mod from Steam!

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jurassic410 Jun 26 2015 replied:

yes, but not of steam makes me take, I've already said that there is not and makes me re-download.

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